The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:|
these - miracles of nature's patience, conceived out of the
dust in centuries of microscopical activity, each one is, for
you and me, a year of life, liberty, and mutual affection.
How, then, should I cherish them! and why do I delay to place
them beyond reach! Teresa, follow me.'
He rose to his feet, and led me to the borders of the great
jungle, where they overhung, in a wall of poisonous and dusky
foliage, the declivity of the hill on which my father's house
stood planted. For some while he skirted, with attentive
eyes, the margin of the thicket. Then, seeming to recognise
some mark, for his countenance became immediately lightened